Zandvlei Estuary Nature Reserve 

October 2004 Bird Count 

Threebanded Plover eggs in the Zandvlei Nature Reserve 2002.





Ocean birds

Kelp Gull 


Blackshouldered Kite


Greyheaded Gull African Fish Eagle 2   (Peican Park pair)
Hartlaub's Gull 40 Steppe Buzzard 
Caspian Tern 1 Redbreasted Sparrowhawk
Common Tern 1 Black Sparrowhawk
Swift Tern African Goshawk 
Inland water birds African Marsh Harrier
Greater Flamingo  Lanner Falcon
Lesser Flamingo  Peregrine Falcon
White Pelican 5 Doves and coucals
Whitebreasted Cormorant 1 Feral Pigeon  Yes
Reed Cormorant 8 Laughing Dove Yes
Cape Cormorant Rock Pigeon
Darter 24 Rameron Pigeon Yes
Grey Heron 1 Redeyed Dove Yes
Blackheaded Heron 4 Cape Turtle Dove Yes
Purple Heron 1 Laughing Dove Yes
Klaas's Cuckoo Yes
Little Egret  4 Burchell's Coucal Yes
Yellow billed Egret Aerial feeders, Mousebirds & hole nesters
African Spoonbill 1 Black Swift 
Cattle Egret 2 Whitethroated Swallow Yes
Night Heron  2 Pearlbreasted Swallow
Little Bittern 1 Greaterstriped Swallow Yes
Sacred Ibis 2 Rock Martin
Glossy Ibis 10 Brownthroated Martin


Black Sawwing Swallow
Whiterumped Swift 
Ducks & Wading birds Little Swift  Yes
Great crested Grebe 4 Alpine Swift Yes
Dabchick 3 European Swallow Yes
Egyptian Goose 24 Whitebacked Mousebird Yes
Yellowbilled Duck 4 Giant Kingfisher 
Red-billed Teal 2 Malachite Kingfisher  1
Cape Teal 16 Pied Kingfisher 8
Cape Shoveller 6 Insect eaters (1) larks to robins
Purple Galinule Pied Crow  2
Moorhen 2 Whitenecked Raven 
Ballion's Crake House crow 1
Redknobbed Coot 103 Cape Bulbul  Yes
Threebanded Plover 2 Olive Thrush 
Blacksmith Plover 6 Cape Robin  Yes
Greenshank 2 Cape Wagtail 
Southern Pochard Orange-throated Longclaw 
Bokmakierie Yes
Red-capped lark Yes
Common Sandpiper 2 Insect eaters (2) warblers to starlings
Spurwing Goose 3 Cape Reed Warbler  Yes
Marsh Sandpiper

African Sedge Warbler  Yes
Avocet 181 African Marsh Warbler Yes
Blackwinged Stilt 19 Grassbird
Kittlitz's Plover Levailant's Cisticola  Yes
Curlew Sandpiper Spotted Prinia  Yes
Mallard 7+18 chicks Fiscal Shrike Yes

Southern Boubou

Large terrestrial birds

European Starling 

Water Dikkop  2

Redwing Starling 

Spotted Dikkop 4+1 chick Total Species 83
Cape Francolin 5


Helmeted Guineafowl 14  
Greywinged Francolin
Nectar feeders
Malachite Sunbird 
Orangebreasted Sunbird
Lesser Doublecollared Sunbird  Yes
Cape white-eye  Yes
Cape Sparrow  Yes
Cape Weaver  Yes
Southern Masked Weaver  Yes
Yellowrumped Widow  Yes
Common Waxbill  Yes
Pintailed Whydah  Yes
Cape Canary Yes
Bully Canary  Yes

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